Effect on pollinators of capsaicin or putrid egg in deer repellent

Asked June 10, 2020, 12:13 PM EDT

Does capsaicin in granular deer repellent, or the putrid egg ingredient in liquid deer repellent, affect pollen or nectar in flowers? Does it make it spicy or “yucky” and so repel or affect bees and/or butterflies? Thanks.

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

We suggest that you contact the manufacturer of the above products and/or the National Pesticide Information Center for more information http://npic.orst.edu/